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The Gate with a foreword by John le Carre
Bizot, Francois,
ISBN: 037572723X
Vintage, New York, 2004. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate convoy of foreigners to safety across the Thai border. Out of those ordeals comes this transfixing book. At its center lies the relationship between Bizot and his principal captor, a man named Douch, who is today known as the most notorious of the Khmer Rouge's torturers but who, for a while, was Bizot's protector and friend. Written with the immediacy of a great novel, unsparing in its understanding of evil, The Gate manages to be at once wrenching and redemptive. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 304 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Southeast Asian History; Cambodia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 037572723X. ISBN/EAN: 9780375727238. Inventory No: 0259095. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0259095  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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